Whenever I see interesting ingredients or anything I could possibly brew with, I buy it. This happened with some chamomile I bought a little while back. However, this wasn’t new to me, I’d brewed a chamomile saison last summer and it came out quite nice, so I was excited to use it again. This brings me to the Honey Chamomile Wheat!
I stumbled upon this post on Homebrewtalk so I started doing some research…I found the recipe in the Extreme Brewing book here (full text here). It was first brewed at Dogfish Head in the summer of 2005 and they say this about the beer: “The addition of chamomile flowers and honey lends this American style Wheat beer a soothing character that compliments warm weather and relaxation.” I can dig that!
Honey Chamomile Wheat
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|3.1 gal||60 min||17.33 IBUs||3.82 SRM||1.059||1.011||6.24 %|
|Rahr 2 row||3 lbs||46.9|
|White Wheat malt||2.4 lbs||37.5|
|Honey (late addition)||1 lb||15.6|
|Tahoma||10 g||60 min||Boil||Leaf/Whole||7.7|
|Dried chamomile flowers||1.2 oz||60 min||Boil||Spice|
|American Wheat (1010)||Wyeast||74-78%||58°F – 74°F|
Brewed: 7/23/18 | OG: 1.046 | FG:1.006 | ABV: 5.25%
Water: Minneapolis tap water, campden.
70% efficiency | Mash ph adjusted to 5.2 | whirfloc/yeast nutrient @15
Honey was added at 5 mins.
Tasting notes here.